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Schizophrenia and manic depression: new link that could help millions

Published July 11, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Schizophrenia and manic depression: new link that could help millions – Telegraph

three studies have identified similar genetic causes behind both schizophrenia and manic depression

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Happy Queen’s Birthday

Published June 8, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

It is the official celebration of HRM EIIR birthday in Australia. However, the highlight is now the honours list a public recognition of those Australians who have made a significant contribution to our country.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

I have complied The Pink List of people for services towards a better Australia

Dennis Altman – academic, commentator, social policy

Member of the Order of Australia

For service to education as an academic, social and political commentator, and to the community through raising awareness of human rights issues and as a contributor to the development of HIV/AIDS policy

Joseph (Joe) Hasham – actor, writer, producer

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to performing arts through The Actors Studio, Malaysia, and as an actor, writer, producer

Played the first gay character in an ongoing Australian TV role in 1970s soap Number 96

John-Michael Howson – journalist, performer

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to the entertainment industry as a writer and performer

Played Clown on Adventure Island a 1970’s Children’s show strangely from memory he always carried a handbag

Vilma Ward – activist community worker

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to the community of Brisbane

“I was never going to be told what to do by anyone”.

Jonathon Welch – performer, coach, community worker

Member of the Order of Australia

For service to the arts as an operatic performer and vocal coach, and to the community as the founder and musical director of the Choir of Hard Knocks

“when people love their work and are passionate about it “it never really feels like work”.

Honorary Pinkie

Dr Peter Bastable – emergency medicine

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to the development and delivery of emergency medicine in the Mackay region.

Bil Browning: Indiana removes gay white men from HIV/AIDS funding priorities

Published June 2, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Bil Browning: Indiana removes gay white men from HIV/AIDS funding priorities

This example of public health funding has always been a concern of mine. While I realise AIDS is a concern for the whole community and in particular all men who have sex with other men and their partners/spouses. The upshot was the Gay community took ownership of it and pushed government for funding which is not a bad thing. However, as in this particular case public health priorities change and in these cases funding shifts with the focus. I do not believe it is an issue of discrimination even if it seems so towards any particular group it is s8imply the nature of social policy.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network

Published June 1, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Asexual Visibility and Education Network

Asexuality is a sexual orientation.
The point of this entry is just to share the diversity of human sexuality
An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction.

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